South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat.
SPWRC holds state and federal permits, but receives NO funding
whatsoever from either regulatory agency.
SPWRC operations are maintained through donations, gifts, grants, environmental educational programs, newsletter subscriptions, tributes and fundraising and other special events. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.
The Wildlife Center does not take domestic pets (Cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, pet parrots, rabbits, etc.) This link provides a list of Lubbock Area Animal Rescues that work with domestic pets.
How can SPWRC help you?
Where you located and what are your hours?
SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80 ft. wall with a wildlife mural. Our official address is 3308 95th Street Lubbock, TX 79423. The Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway is open 24 hours a day. Volunteers and staff are on site seven days a week from about 8 am to 8 pm (Summer hours).
Where do I go if I bring you an animal?
There is a white building in the parking lot where all animals check in. Please fill out an admission slip with information about the animal and you (its rescuer) for our records.
During daylight hours, a buzzer will sound and someone will come out to meet you (Summer Staff hours – 8 am to 8 pm).
Weekends and after hours – fill out the admission slip and leave the animal in a box or in one of the cages. Staff checks the building every morning and periodically throughout the day.
Please do NOT enter the main property (past the wooden fence) or go to the house at the front of the property.
The Animal Drop-Off Building (pictured) is the point of entry for all animals admitted to SPWRC.
What should I do
if I find a:
How can I make a donation of supplies? Take a look at our Wish List of needed supplies.
How can I make a monetary donation?
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility.
How can I be a volunteer at SPWRC? Forms and Information available HERE
Can I visit SPWRC and see your animals?
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is not open to the public except during our Open House events.
The animals are recuperating and need rest and quiet.
Our next Open House is Saturday, October 12 between 11:00 am and 2 pm. Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Can I schedule an environmental educational program for a group?
Programs are done for a fee. Funds raised support our operating and general expenses.
SPWRC receives no funding from federal or state agencies. Contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 for more information.